Rising Stars and Hodder Primary
Andrea is founder and Managing Director of educational publisher Rising Stars. She founded the business in 2002 from home and it has since grown to be one of the largest educational publishing companies in the UK. At the beginning of 2015 Rising Stars became part of the Hodder Education Group and the company continues to be one of the leading lights in digital and print publishing for primary schools winning numerous awards for its work. Andrea has 30 years experience of publishing across mainstream and education sectors. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and of the City of London and is Vice Chair of governors of a large comprehensive school in South London. She has a husband and three teenage sons and lives in Beckenham, Kent.
DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY
DEBATE: Space Exploration
DEBATE: Sportspeople as Role Models
Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts
Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre
Find a list of all our previous championship events here.
SUPPORT DEBATING MATTERS
Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters.
To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s
Wonderful fundraising page.